Sunday, September 12, 2010

Newsflash: Building a House Takes Time

Looking up at the back of the basement, from the down slope
Yes, I'm learning that the hard way. Trying to be patient, as it will all happen in due time. The ICF basement walls are now nearly complete, but the headers for the basement sliding doors and the garage door still have to be built, and I don't think that will happen in time to inspect and pour concrete on Tuesday, so I'll have just have to take a deep breath and see what happens.

The north-east corner of the basement
The steel I-beams should also finally arrive this week, and those have to be set into the remaining eight piers and leveled before the concrete is poured. Then there's lots of dirt to be backfilled, sills to set and the entire sub-floor system to be laid before the LV Home kit arrives on the truck from Missouri in just eight days' time! Yikes!!!

Soon the sliding patio doors will occupy this space...
And I nearly forgot that, while all that's going on, we're still in the process of digging trenches around the perimeter of the foundations and laying pipe and gravel for the French drain which, when all is said and done, should keep water away from the house. Busy busy busy!

Piping + gravel+ muslin = French drain

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